Photo of DaQuan Jones
Grade
5.65 ?
  • 5.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 322LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-Big Ten selection after starting in all 12 games. Led team with 11.5 tackles for loss. 2012: Started first 11 games. 2011: Played in all 12 games. 2010: Did not play in first four game to preserve possible redshirt. Played defensive tackle and defensive end.

Analysis

Strengths

Big body -- looks the part. Fires off the snap and engages quickly. Is difficult to displace and has a strong upper body. Able to control blocks and locate the ball. Plays with a load in his hands -- presses blockers, extends and discards. Generates a strong bull rush and collapses the pocket. Is athletic and redirects well for a big man. Flashes disruptive ability and dominates at times, creating production for teammates. Scheme versatile. Has upside. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Takes some plays off and occasionally loafs on plays away from him. Could stand to develop counters and pass-rush moves. Does not threaten the edges. Does not accelerate off blocks and closing burst is just average. Can do a better job protecting his legs. Weight and conditioning have fluctuated.

Bottom Line

Big, strong-bodied interior force who shed weight and improved his stamina as a senior, displaying NFL-caliber physicality in the trenches. Has been inconsistent in the past, but if the light has come on, Jones' combination of size, power and movement enables him to play as a 4-3 one-technique or 3-4 five-technique.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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